Michele Diedrich Named Chief Nursing Officer, VP of Patient Care For Baptist Health’s Little Rock Hospital

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Michele Diedrich has been named as chief nursing officer and vice president of Patient Care for Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock.

Diedrich comes to BHMC-Little Rock after serving as the chief nursing officer at Integris Baptist Medical Center, a magnet recognized, 629-bed, level 3 Trauma Center, in Oklahoma.  She received her Bachelor of Science, Nursing degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences; Master of Arts, Health Services Management from Webster University; and her Doctor of Nursing Practice, Administrative Focus from Oklahoma City University.

“Michele is a compassionate leader whose broad-spectrum of clinical expertise and sound financial management ensure quality patient care,” said Greg Crain, administrator and senior vice president of BHMC-Little Rock. “With more than 10 years of delivering effective leadership and breakthrough initiatives at acute-care hospitals, Michele is a big picture thinker and decisive leader known for reaching across department lines to forge alliances to advance organizational goals.”
Michele is married and has two grown children.

About Baptist Health: Baptist Health is an Arkansas-based, locally owned and managed, not-for-profit, and faith-based healthcare organization. Baptist Health is also Arkansas’ most comprehensive healthcare organization with more than 9,100 employees operating nine hospitals. For more information about Baptist Health, please call Baptist Health HealthLine at 1-888-BAPTIST or visit the website at